Monday, July 11, 2016

Road fatalities claimed 11 lives over the weekend

Somila Nkosana
11 July 2016

A man in his 40s was injured this morning after his car rolled on the M5 near the Racecourse Road in Kenilworth in the Western Cape.

It is understood that the man had lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll.

ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring said in a statement “ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene just after 09h30 and found the light motor vehicle laying on its side on the side of the road.

On inspection, paramedics discovered that the driver was still inside his vehicle.

Emergency services managed to break the windshield, allowing the man to climb out of the car.

Once out, paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained moderate injuries.

The man was treated for his injuries and thereafter transported by ER24 to Victoria Hospital for further treatment."

Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

Meanwhile, eleven people have died and seven others were injured in an accident near Harding in southern KwaZulu-Natal, transport officials said today.

KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said that a bakkie overturned late on Sunday afternoon along the D1079 road, about 10 kilometres southeast of Harding.

The fatalities included 10 females. Two of the dead were children.

KwaZulu-Natal health spokesman Desmond Motha said the children were a three-year-old toddler and a three-month-old baby.

Seven people were taken to St Andrew’s District Hospital in Harding.

All were described as being in a serious condition.

Mngomezulu said the 18 people had been travelling in an Isuzu bakkie with a Ladysmith registration when the tragedy occurred.



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